Turn sync on or off in Chrome

To save your info to your Google Account, turn on sync.

What happens when you sync

  • You can see and update your synced info on all your devices, such as bookmarks, history, passwords and other settings.
  • You'll sign in automatically to Gmail, YouTube, Search and other Google services. If you were signed in before turning on sync, you'll stay signed in.
  • If you change devices (like if you lose your phone or get a new laptop), you'll get all your info back.
  • You’ll personalise your experience in other Google products by including your Chrome history with your Web & app activity.

Note: Only turn on Chrome Sync with devices that you own. If you're using a public computer, use guest mode instead.

Turn on sync

To turn on sync, you'll need a Google Account.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, click Profile Profile.
    • If you’re already signed in with your Google Account, this will be your account photo.
  3. Click Turn on sync and then Turn on.
    • If you’re not signed in, you’ll have to sign in to your Google Account to turn on sync.

If you want to sync more than one account or you share your computer with others, learn how to add a profile in Chrome.

To sign in and sync your Chromebook, learn how to turn on account sync.

Turn off sync

If you turn off sync, you can still see your bookmarks, history, passwords and other settings. If you make any changes, they won't be saved to your Google Account and synced to your other devices.

When you turn off sync, you’ll also be signed out of other Google services, like Gmail.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the top, under 'People', click Turn off and then Turn off.

To sign out and turn off sync in your Chromebook, learn how to sign out and turn it off.

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